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Saturday March 18, 2017

Damage to the NCSFA Office from Downtown Raleigh Fire

The Office of the NC State Firefighters’ Association suffered extensive damage due to a fire in a six story lightweight construction building being built across the street. It was a five alarm fire for the City of Raleigh and their crews did a fantastic job. The office has sustained significant water and some heat damage. All the windows on the Jones Street side were blown out by heat and all the offices on the Jones Street side had sprinklers activated.
We are going to have to find alternate office space for the time being. I suspect reparing the damage to this building will take more than 6 months. The Board and Staff of NCSFA would like to let you know that for a few days service will be intermittent, but we will get things back up to 100% as rapidly as possible. If you experience a delay in a response or have a critical need that cannot wait, here are a couple of cell numbers:
Tim Bradley – 919-376-5135
Ed Brinson – 919-605-0115
Thank you for your patience during this time.

Guil-Rand Fire Protective Association, Inc. is now taking Resumes for the position of Deputy Chief

Guil-Rand Fire Protective Association, Inc. is now taking Resumes for the position of

Deputy Chief

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on April 15, 2017.





Under administrative direction, the Deputy Fire Chief will direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire suppression, fire prevention, code enforcement, emergency medical services, and related services and activities; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible administrative support to the Fire Chief.


Deputy Chief Duties


  1. Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Fire Division within the

department including all fire suppression, fire prevention, code enforcement, emergency medical

services, and related functions and activities.

  1. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and

priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

  1. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;

recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

  1. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review assigned work activities, projects, and programs; review

procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

  1. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate fire service personnel; work with employees to correct

deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

  1. Participate in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget;

participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor

and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

  1. Ensure that equipment, safety clothing, apparatus, and supplies are specified, purchased, received,

and distributed in an effective manner and consistent with policy.

  1. Serve as the liaison for the Fire Department with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies;

negotiate and coordinate special community programs.

  1. Develop and maintain lines of communication and cooperation with peers in surrounding local, state,

and federal agencies; coordinate joint operations with outside agencies; mitigate conflicts with other

departments or agencies; oversee and participate in the development of new fire mutual aid and

automatic agreements and procedures.

  1. Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; utilize the incident command system to direct

activities and communications in fire and/or emergency situations; take action to mitigate hazards and

treat patients; make decisions affecting life and property under emergency circumstances; develop

tactics and strategies for major or critical incidents.

  1. Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports

and other necessary correspondence.

  1. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Fire Chief. Conduct a variety

of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to fire

programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.

  1. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and

developments in the field of fire science and emergency medical services; incorporate new

developments as appropriate.

  1. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  2. Assume responsibility of the Fire Department in absence of the Fire Chief
  3. Perform related duties as required.




Knowledge of:


  1. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an emergency service program including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, hazardous

materials response, and associated programs, services, and operations.

  1. Fire science theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of emergency

service operations including fire suppression, fire prevention, and fire investigation.

  1. Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.
  2. Incident command administration techniques.
  3. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  4. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  5. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  6. Problem solving techniques and methodology.
  7. Local concerns and political issues.
  8. Methods and techniques of public relations.
  9. Methods and techniques of emergency medical response.
  10. Principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
  11. Operational characteristics of fire apparatus and equipment.
  12. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
  13. Public safety computer systems.


Ability to:


  1. Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive fire suppression, fire prevention,

emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, hazardous materials response, and associated

programs, services, and operations.

  1. Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  2. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  3. Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures.
  4. Prepare and administer large program budgets.
  5. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  6. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and

implement recommendations in support of goals.

  1. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  2. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  3. Retain presence of mind and act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  4. Operate and effectively use specialized fire tools and equipment including safety equipment.
  5. Operate modern office equipment and computers including applicable software applications; learn to effectively use a variety of departmental computer and computer related equipment.
  6. Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  7. Work effectively with a variety of community groups.
  8. Effectively present and communicate information/directions in one-on-one and small group situations to the general public and other employees of the organization.
  9. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  10. Work irregular and on-call hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  11. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience


Preferably a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire

science, fire administration, business or public administration, or a related field.


Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from an accredited college.




Fifteen years’ experience in all major phases of professional firefighting including five years of administrative and supervisory experience within the North Carolina fire service at a supervisory level of Captain or higher.




Fire Officer II certification or above. (IFSAC)

Firefighter II Certification. (IFSAC)

Haz-Mat Operations

Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification.

Emergency Medical Technician

NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400 and 700

Valid driver’s license.



Living Requirements


This position requires that you must move and live within the Fire District.












Work is performed in a standard office with frequent travel to various locations to

attend meetings and/or perform Department activities in responding to emergency scenes, disasters,

or critical incidents; the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; occasionally

exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; occasionally works in high,

precarious places; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals,

extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; the noise level in

the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to

sirens, etc; wear protective apparel including goggles, face protector, aprons, safety shoes, and self

contained breathing apparatus; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including

evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside district to attend meetings;

subject to mandatory call back at any time.






Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; walk,

stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist;

occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights;

frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; perform arduous and prolonged tasks under

adverse and dynamic conditions; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office

equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and

gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate

a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized vehicles and equipment.


Candidate must have a complete medical evaluation (physical) before being considered for the position of Deputy Chief.

FLSA Status: Exempt


Salary Range


$62,359 – $95,737






I acknowledge that I have read the job description and requirements for the Deputy Fire Chief position

and I certify that I can perform these functions.

______________________________ __________ ______________________________


Applicant Signature and Date


*Management has the right to add or change these duties of the position at any time.



If you are an active firefighter or rescue squad worker or a member of the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Workers’ Pension Fund, under certain conditions you may be eligible to purchase health coverage for you and your family under the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees on a fully contributory basis. G.S. 135-48.40(d).

Who may be eligible to participate?


  • Members actively serving as firefighters or rescue squad workers and retired members who receive a monthly benefit from the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund.


  • Dependents of members, including spouses and natural, legally adopted, or foster children up to the end of the month of their 26th


Participation is voluntary, but to be eligible to participate you must be:


  • Certified by your Fire Department, Rescue Squad, or Emergency Medical Services Unit Head/Administrator.


  • Ineligible for any other comprehensive group health insurance coverage, including Medicare, CHAMPUS, or other uniformed services benefits.


  • Without coverage under a comprehensive group health benefit plan for at least 6 consecutive months.


See the attached rate sheet for a breakdown of monthly premium rates associated with the Plan’s 2017 coverage options.


For more information regarding coverage options, enrollment, and eligibility visit or contact the North Carolina State Health Plan at 855-859-0966.


Barnardsville FD is Hiring Paid Firefighter/EMT-I




Must hold a valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Must hold a current NC EMT-I certification

Must hold a NC FF II certification

Must hold a NC Hazardous Materials Operations Level Responder

Must hold FEMA certifications NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

Must hold NC EVD

Must be 21 years of age

Must have a High School Diploma or GED from an approved agency


            Employee will be eligible for health insurance after 30 days

            Employee will be enrolled in the NCSFA Retirement Plan after 1 year


Applications can be picked up at the Barnardsville Fire Department

Applications will be accepted until 8am on March 7, 2017

Please include a Resume with a copy of all certifications/certificates of training

The candidate will perform varied tasks, vital to fire suppression and emergency services, to the citizens of the Barnardsville Fire District and where called upon to respond. Candidate will perform various station duties, equipment maintenance, basic vehicle maintenance and any other tasks set before you. The candidate should abide by the policies, guidelines, Mission and Vision Statements of the Barnardsville Fire Department. The candidate will contribute to the overall emergency response readiness of the Barnardsville Fire Department

The Town of Morehead City is Hiring Full-Time Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic




The TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY has a vacancy for a full-time FIREFIGHTER/EMT-PARAMEDIC position. Duties include responding to emergency calls; suppressing fires; providing basic and advanced life support and emergency medical services; handling hazardous materials; operating and maintaining vehicles and equipment; preparing and maintaining detailed reports. Position requires knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, automobile extraction, and emergency transportation; fire suppression methods and techniques; proper handling of hazardous materials. Must possess high school diploma or GED. Firefighter I & II, EMT-Paramedic, Technical Rescue and HAZMAT certifications required. Possession of a valid, unrestricted NC driver’s license required. Background/drug test required. Applicants must be able to obtain NFPA 1582 required physical clearance. Hiring salary – $48,630 (based on 2912 annual hours at $16.70 per hour). Excellent benefits package. City application required and may be downloaded from City website at and mailed to: Town of Morehead City, HR Director, 706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557. Internal applicants may pick up application from the Office of Human Resources. Other qualified applicants may apply at any Employment Security Commission (ESC) location.   EOE Application deadline: Open Until Filled


Interested candidates must successfully complete a physically agility test before employment. The next test will be administered February 28, 2017 at 4034 Arendell Street (Fire Station 2) Morehead City NC at 0900 hrs.




Posting date: January 27, 2017